A card shower is planned for Colleen McCarty, who will celebrate her 86th birthday July 26. Cards can be sent to 100 Massanutten Manor Circle, Apt. 139, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.



The Strasburg Moose Family Center will hold a yard party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 572 Red Bud Road, Strasburg. Activities include raffles, 50/50 and tips, food and music by Five of a Kind. Admission is $5 for nonmembers.



Solomon’s Lutheran Church, west of Forestville, will hold a community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Featured will be furniture, estate items, children’s clothes, toys and more. Information: 540-333-1057.



Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will sell barbecued chicken Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. Information, preorders: 540-984-4355.


North Warren Fire & Rescue will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 89 Rockland Road, Front Royal. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 4-12 and free for those 3 and younger.



The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:

Sunday: morning, Donnie Davison; afternoon, Justin Baker.

Monday: morning, Joan Farrell and Ginny Conrad; afternoon, Danny Wymer.

Tuesday: morning, C.J. Borden; afternoon, Ginger Alliotti.

Wednesday: morning, Sally Fravel; afternoon, Jeanette Dovel.

Thursday: morning, Randy Painter and Bill Carper; afternoon, Tom Knowles.

Friday: morning, Polly Wilson; afternoon, Terry Goad.

Saturday: morning, Kat Stanley; afternoon, Tim Taylor.



Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following activities:

  • Monday: 2 p.m., Dreamtime-Tales from Down Under for ages 3-up; 4:30 p.m., Teen Advisory Board meeting.• Tuesday: 6:30 p.m., Teen Trivia Night, bilingual story time.• Wednesday: 2 p.m., STEAM works for ages 6-11, registration required; 6 p.m., Teen STEAM-Strawberry DNA with the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, for middle and high school students.

    • July 27: noon, Cooking Takes You Everywhere for ages 8-up, registration required; 2 p.m., Crafternoons for ages 6-11, registration required.

    • July 28: 10:30 a.m., family story time; 11 a.m., Lego Club; noon, movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” followed by pirate activities with Jack Sparrow.

Information: 540-662-9041.



Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following activities:

  • Monday: 5 p.m., Lego Club for elementary- and middle-school students; 6 p.m., Anime and Pocky for ages 12-up.• Tuesday: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Dreamtime: Tales from Down Under for ages 3-up; 6 p.m., Storycrafters, Camp NanoWriMo.• July 26: 2 p.m., Tales of the West, learn about the Transcontinental Railroad for ages 5-up; 5 p.m., Xbox open game play for ages 8-up.

    • July 27: 11:30 a.m., Build Together; 2 p.m., Xbox open game play for ages 8-up.

    • July 28: 10 a.m., chess for all ages and skill levels; 11 a.m., family story time; 1 p.m., Paws for Reading with certified therapy dogs.

    Information: 540-869-9000.



The Clarke County Library in Berryville will hold the following activities:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., Dreamtime-Tales from Down Under for ages 3-up.• July 26: 4 p.m., Lego Club for elementary- and middle-school students.

Information: 540-955-5144.



The Mt. Olive community fellowship dinner will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 108 Sand Ridge Road, Toms Brook. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.


Blood drives

The following area blood drives will be held:

  • Tuesday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Andersen Storm Doors, 31 Stoney Brook Lane, Luray.
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Frederick County Public Safety Center, 1080 Coverstone Drive, Winchester.
  • July 26: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Winchester Medical Center, MOB 1 Conference Center, 1888 Amherst Center, Winchester.
  • July 27: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Broadcasters for Blood Drive at the Apple Blossom Mall, Winchester. Door prizes and giveaways. Information: Mary Knapp at 540-238-8109 or

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